Grant Directories

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Hargreaves Foundation (UK)

The Hargreaves Foundation is a grant-making charitable foundation set up in 2020 by Peter Hargreaves and his family.  Applications are open for charities and educational institutions seeking funding to support those under the age of 18, and living with a mental health problem, physical disability or growing up in poverty through the mediums of sport and education.

Sport England - The Community Asset Fund (England)

The Community Asset Fund is a programme dedicated to enhancing the spaces in local communities within England that give people the opportunity to be active.  This can include non traditional spaces such as canal towpaths, woodlands and open spaces – all with potential to be used and enjoyed as part of an active lifestyle.

Sporting Capital - Sporting Capital Fund (England)

The £3m Sporting Capital Fund provides unsecured loan funding of between £50,000 and £150,000 to a wide range of organisations to develop new projects, operations and revenue streams.  Organisations eligible to apply include community sports clubs to social enterprises, charities and profit-with a purpose to deliver sport and physical activity.

Mayor of London – Active Londoners (London)

The main aim of the Active Londoners fund is to get more people in London participating, more often, in a wider range of sport and physical activity. The programme is open to both individuals and organisations. Active Londoners programme provides small and medium grants of up to £5,000 for a small local project or event that will take up to 12 weeks to complete or between £25,000 and £75,000 for a larger project that will take up to 12 months to complete.

Ron Pickering Memorial Fund (UK)

The Ron Pickering Memorial Fund is a grant making organisation that was established to help young British Athletes to fulfil their potential. Since its creation the memorial fund has awarded over £2 million in small but significant grants to several thousand talented young British athletes. The grants are designed to make a difference and range in value depending on the athletes age, ability and personal circumstances but have always had an impact on the athletes ability to develop, helping recipients make the difficult transition from junior to senior level through support for equipment, specialist coaching or travel and importantly helping build the athletes' confidence and self-esteem through recognition.

Spirit of 2012 - Spirit of Achievement Award (UK)

Spirit of 2012 is an independent trust, established with a £47m endowment from the National Lottery Community Fund. The Spirit of Achievement is a flagship programme over 4 years with a budget of £4.6m that aims to build on the success of the London 2012 Paralympic Games in challenging perceptions of disability (including self-perceptions) and empowering disabled people to better participate in their communities. Spirit aims to promote wellbeing and social cohesion by funding organisations that provide opportunities in sports, physical activity, arts and culture, volunteering and social action. Funding can be used for: Programme costs, including staffing and related overheads; external monitoring and evaluation costs; a small amount of capital expenditure and some core operating costs.

Peter Harrison Foundation - Opportunities through Sport (UK)

Through the Opportunities Through Sport programme, the Foundations supports sporting activity or projects which provide opportunities for people who are disabled or otherwise disadvantaged to fulfil their potential and to develop other personal and life skills. The Trustees welcome applications for projects which provide a focus for skills development and confidence building through the medium of sport; projects that have a strong training and/or educational theme within a sporting activity; projects that provide sporting equipment or facilities for disabled or disadvantaged people; projects with a high degree of community involvement; projects that help to engage children or young people at risk of crime, truancy or addiction.

Premier League & the FA Facilities Fund (England)

Managed by the Football Foundation on behalf of the funding partners - the fund is committed to building or refurbishing grassroots football facilities for community benefit. Through the scheme, football clubs, schools, councils and local sports associations are able to access grants to improve facilities for football and other sport; sustain or increase participation amongst children and adults and help children and adults to develop their physical, mental, social and moral capacities through regular participation in sport. The types of facilities that the scheme can give money for include grass pitches drainage/improvements; pavilions, clubhouses and changing rooms; 3G Football Turf Pitches (FTPs) and multi-use games areas; fixed floodlights for artificial pitches.

Boost Charitable Trust (UK)

Boost Charitable Trust was created in 2005 to Build on Over-looked Sporting Talent. Their aim is to give opportunities to those who wish to fulfil their sporting ambitions, at any level. In particular, the Trust wants to fund projects that promote access to sport for socially or economically disadvantaged individuals, people with disabilities.Since inception, Boost has supported a number of organisations, with grants totalling in excess of £1.5 million. The majority has been focussed within the United Kingdom.  

The Rowing Foundation (UK)

The Rowing Foundation is a registered charity. Its purpose is to promote the participation in rowing of young people (those under 18 or still in full time education) and the disabled of all ages.  The Foundation gives grants of £500-£3,000 to help organisations and clubs involved in on water elements of the sport of Rowing who are individually affiliated to British Rowing (other than via their governing body) and whose requirements may be too small or who may be otherwise ineligible for an approach to the National Lottery or other similar sources of funds.


The Dan Maskell Tennis Trust Grants (UK)

Individuals, disability groups, clubs and special schools can apply for funding to the Dan Maskell Tennis Trust for the purchase of specialist wheelchairs and tennis equipment. Groups, clubs and special schools may apply for one or more tennis wheelchairs designed for general use at grass roots level. A deposit of £250 per chair is required and the Dan Maskell Tennis Trust will offer a grant for the remaining cost. There will also be a delivery charge to be met by the applicant. Individuals, groups, clubs and special schools can also apply for kit bags including tennis rackets, balls, mini nets and coaching aids. The trust may also fund tennis rackets, coaching lessons and development/coaching courses.

Sports Wheelchair Sponsorship Scheme (UK)

Individuals, sports clubs, associations and schools who cater for young people up to the age of 25 who have a physical/ sensory/ learning disability can apply for financial support through the Lords Taverners Sports Wheelchair Sponsorship Scheme. The scheme helps to encourage many young wheelchair athletes in pursuit of their love of sport. Lord's Taverners sports wheelchairs are donated to disabled young people who require a multi-sports starter chair, clubs can also apply for up to five multi-sports starter chairs to enable even more youngsters to try new sports.


Richard Overall Trust (UK)

The Richard Overall Trust was created in memory of Richard who had Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy to help other disabled children and young people enjoy and participate in sport. It provides funding for specialist sports equipment, training, sports clothes, transport and tickets to sporting events.  To apply download an application form from their website and return with supporting evidence from a suitable professional such as Occupational Therapist, Pysiotherapist, GP or teacher.

Sport Aid (UK)

Sport Aid provides financial support to young talented athletes performing at National level in able-bodied and disability sports.  It is open to young people aged between 12 to 18 years and up to 35 years for disability sports. The Sport Aid Awards helps towards the cost of travel, training, accommodation, competition fees and sports equipment. Nominations for the awards are made through the National Governing Bodies of the athlete's sport. They will be able to discuss the award in more detail and provide an application form.

Disability Play Spaces (UK)

The Lord's Taverners will be focusing our support to schools, clubs and other organisations who cater for youngsters under the age of 25 years with a physical and or learning disability. Grants will be awarded for sensory, soft play and outdoor play equipment. The Lord's Taverners will be looking to support up to four projects with major grants towards outdoor play spaces. Their focus will be on supporting schools who cater for children with special needs. The Lord's Taverners will be pro-active in approaching schools and will thoroughly research and select potential projects who will then be invited to apply. 

Bruce Wake Charitable Trust Grant (UK)

The Bruce Wake Trust is a grant giving organisation that was established to encourage and assist the provision of leisure activities for the disabled. The Trustees will consider grant applications related to the provision of leisure activities for the disabled but favour particularly applications whereby the potential beneficiaries meet one or all of the following criteria. The potential beneficiaries are physically disabled wheelchair users; Improved access for wheelchair users is proposed; and a sporting or leisure activity involving disabled wheelchair users is proposed. The trustees meet quarterly to discuss applications.

Dickie Bird Foundation Grants (UK)

The Dickie Bird Foundation was founded by former Test Cricket umpire Harold "Dickie" Bird MBE in March 2004, and provides grants, to assist financially disadvantaged young people under 16 years of age to participate in the sport of their choice irrespective of their social circumstances, culture or ethnicity. The aim of the grant is to help young people, who, through no fault of their own, are disadvantaged or underprivileged due to the financial situation of their family/guardians or carers and therefore are unable to follow or continue in the sport of their choice. The grants are to help with the cost of essential sports equipment.


Sport England - Small Grants Programme (England)

The Sport England Small Grants Programme has been set up to support local community sport projects which seek to increase participation, sustain participation or develop opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport. For example, Sport England might provide a grant to a sports club to expand its age range by helping it to buy extra team kit or pay additional coaching fees. Or Sport England may help youth clubs work together with local sports clubs to get more young people playing sport. Not-for-profit clubs or associations, statutory bodies or educational establishments can apply for grants of between £300 and £10,000.